Out and About – Week of February 12th

I think too much emphasis is placed on going to college these days. It’s important to further one’s education, but why should it be college? There are several alternatives.

We are in dire need of tradespeople. There are many trade schools out there where one could learn to be an electrician, plumber, welder, or machinist, plus many more trades that require some skill. A plumber can make a decent living, especially if he/she gets called upon during a weekend or holiday. Truck drivers can make decent wages by being an owner/operator. The only negative thing about this is that you must be moving to make money. A perfect job for a single person who wants to see the country.

The Armed Forces are always in need of men and women who have a sense of adventure and want to do something meaningful for their country. If you make a career of it, you can end up with a decent pension, plus you could get future schooling almost all paid for. Another way to see the world.

It doesn’t require a college education to have a job in customer service. I know a lot of waitresses who earn a substantial living. Of course, you must have a lot of patience for people with very little common sense and who can be quite demanding.

Mike Rowe, the host of “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel, has spoken highly of the importance of trade schools. The world would be in sad shape if everyone wore a suit and tie and there wasn’t anyone to deliver our goods by truck. Try and imagine if there wasn’t anyone to pick up your garbage every week, or if there was no one available to maintain our highways.

I’m in favor of a college education, but I also enjoy having breakfast out occasionally, and I’d rather not have to wash my own dishes after dining out.

Fruit is always available, but if you want fresh fruit, you’ll have to wait another couple of months. Another reason to love springtime. I can’t think of any fruit that is bad for you. As a matter of fact, fruit has been known to be very good for you. Here are a few benefits:

Apples help prevent depression and reduce anxiety. Then there’s the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”.
Melons hydrate the skin and nails. What’s a picnic without freshly chilled watermelon?
Currants purify the blood and reduce anemia. I’ve never heard of currants but will seek them out in a month or so.
Lemons alkalize and cleanse the liver. Having a clean liver has always been important to me.
Blueberries balance blood sugar, thus preventing hypoglycemia. I enjoy berry-picking. The only problem is that I usually pick and eat more than I take home.
I’ll share more information on those things we ingest into our bodies another time. There’s plenty of food out there that not only tastes good but is healthy for us at the same time. Right now, I’ve made myself hungry, so I’ll try to find some liver and onions to satisfy my taste buds.

True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. True power is restraint.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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